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    Motherboard / RAM for a E6600

    Hi guys,

    Looking at getting a motherboard and RAM (2GB) for a E6600.

    I've been looking at the following: Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3P + Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C3

    Is this a good combination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick2k View Post
    Hi guys,

    Looking at getting a motherboard and RAM (2GB) for a E6600.

    I've been looking at the following: Gigabyte GA_965P_DS3P + Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C3

    Is this a good combination?
    Isn't there any decent PC2-6400?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redddraggon View Post
    Isn't there any decent PC2-6400?
    I've heard that the above beats a few 6400.

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    Aye but it's luck of the draw overclocking memory, I'd go with rated PC6400 sticks if I were you.

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    A mate of mine put the following system together

    E6600
    Asus P5B-E Plus
    Crucial Ballistix PC5300 DDR2
    XFX7600GT
    Corsair 520W
    Akasa Zen case

    He's managed to overclock the memory to same clocks as the 6400 or 8500 stuff. I asked why he bought the crucial ram and apparently Crucial will replace your faulty memory within 48 hours. Do the research and hope this helps.

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    • IntaCepta's system
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    yea, i'd suggest picking up a 6400 stick instead, they're quite cheap at the moment.

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    I agree that the crucial ballistix sticks are very nice looking and will do an excellent job, but you can get cheaper 6400 sticks instead.

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